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Leicester_H last won the day on July 5 2020

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  1. Hi Just found this recipe - might have to get some of the pork gelatine. https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/prawn_and_salmon_terrine_69303 M&S do a crab & king prawn terrine which I like - it's expensive but OK for a treat - I was thinking of trying to replicate https://www.ocado.com/products/m-s-crab-king-prawn-terrine-515891011 or might do terrine with 2 layers, one salmon, one crab&prawn, wrapped in the smoked salmon
  2. Thanks - I was trying to have a Veg version (we eat seafood, obviously, but not much meat (I know there's not much in gelatin sheets)) - I rather assumed I could dissolve in a little water and mix in and chill? They specifically mention cheesecake - but no mention of how to use it.
  3. Hello, Oh wise ones ! I've made seafood mouses/terrines in the past that have been too 'soft' to slice easily - so decided to try adding some veg gelatin. Bough a pack of "Sainsbury's Vegetarian Gel Sachets 6x6.5g ...for setting jellies, soufflés & *cheesecake* " but the only instructions seem to be to add to loads of water and boil - which wouldn't be possible for the cheesecake they mention ! Any one know how I can use to set say, a crab&prawn terrine ? TIA, H
  4. "Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain has been confirmed at a premises near Frodsham in Cheshire on 2 November 2020." " This is unrelated to the low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) H5N2 outbreak near Deal, Kent that was confirmed on 2 November. " https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu Stay Safe, owners and hens, H
  5. Quite - Veg - if they're going to get chopped up and cooked, it doesn't matter what they look like when bought. Occasionally it does matter eg. if I'm doing staffed peppers I like ones with flattish sides that sit nicely in the baking dish. I also try to buy things to send messages to 'management'.
  6. We used to have 2 green grocers near us - limited range but very good produce at reasonable prices - but they've both closed down. No convenient farm shops for weekly buying. Wonky veg came in paper bag (which was good) but quality was not 'brilliant'. Don't understand why it was so expensive - 50% more than Sainsbury's (which is NOT the cheapest supermarket). Will have a look at other schemes. H
  7. Hi Saw an advert for a local company supplying 'Wonky Fruit & Veg' - I'm sure you all understand what this is - thought it a good idea to reduce wasted fruit and so subscribed. Disappointed - today's bag cost £5.49 - costing up equivalent products on Sainsbury's web site (nearest supermarket so where I usually shop) came to £3.70. So, whilst I support the idea, I'm going to cancel as I don't see why fruit deemed 'substandard' for supermarkets should cost nearly 50% more - I know there's delivery (but I go weekly shopping anyway so no extra cost for me) AND they choose what goes in the bag (I have no choice). What do others think ? H
  8. Hi - although they're on a slabbed floor, my pure breed hens claws grow very long and have had annual clipping at the vets. This is no longer possible (as considered non-essential). I know to clip carefully and avoid the quick. However, I need to buy some clippers and the styptic pencil (??) just in case. Any recommendations ? TIA, H
  9. Thanks. I don't really need to sync data with anything - so a top end pedometer that also does heart rate might be my best bet. They said Windows 7 support has ended but I got an update last week and this ! As a private pilot I have some flight SIM software with lots of add-ons. If I upgrade OS it may stop working. I did MSc in IT and worked in Uni computer centre - so reasonably aware of threats and mitigation (fingers crossed, touch wood etc !!!). Looking at the Fitbit website, the latest devices wouldn't work anyway (" Syncs with Mac OS X 12.2 and up, iPhone 5S and later, iPad 5 gen. and later, Android 7.0 and later. ") Didn't know about could use smartphone without SIM - will look into that. Thanks - just thought I'd ask before I decide - you lot always have an answer !
  10. Hi Want to get a Fitness tracker - looked at Fitbit - which look great - but they all require Windows 10 or a smart phone - I don't have either! I have a tablet running windows 8.1 and Bluetooth (which I've never had much luck with) and a powerful desktop running windows 7 (yes - I know - but it works fine ) and no bluetooth. I am happy to transfer data via a cable. Any suggestions ? TIA, H
  11. Thanks - I'm pretty sure she stopped laying eggs. She's the one who had a prolapse - so we're bringing her in at night - so can clean her every evening, if necessary.
  12. Hi Bossie (ex-bat) had grown all her fluffy feathers back, but I noticed a few days ago some were missing - an area approx 2 inches diameter below her vent. The area is covered in a thin layer of white 'stuff' - I washed it all off but its come back a day later. Originally thought it was droppings (as her vent has always leaked a little) - but it's too uniform (I think). She otherwise seems absolutely fine. Any ideas and what to do. Thanks, H
  13. How's it going, Mojono1 ? Have they settled in OK ? I have 6 ex-bats and 2 pure breeds (in a separate run). All hens have their own characters but ex-bats certainly do - my lot are MAD! H
  14. I'm not a vegetarian, but don't eat much meat (only higher welfare). I do like seafood. Fancy making meat, seafood ??? and vegetarian sausages. Pork, honey & mustard sounds good. Wanted to get a book for some tips and some flavour combination ideas - hence post.
  15. Thanks - that's useful to know. What kind of device do you use to make the sausages ? There seem to be simple (cheaper) ones like this eg. link or more expensive ones eg. Link2

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